Sent on behalf of the Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office

Anti-Black racism exists in every institution where Black persons are constantly questioned, stereotyped and denied opportunities. The recent wave of protests worldwide calling for an end to anti-Black racism, galvanized by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, has had a significant effect on our society. Messages of solidarity with Black communities are being shared by people and institutions. But what does being an ally really mean? How can one best be an ally to Black communities in the fight against anti-Black racism?

The Faculty’s Social Accountability and Community Engagement (SACE) Office invites you to this special session on July 13, 2020, from 7:15 to 8:45 pm to discuss the skills and tools that move us from simply standing with the community to taking purposeful action towards dismantling the structures of racism, which continue to foster all types of oppression. We will explore the inner work that must be done as individuals so that we can understand how our own power, privilege and oppression shows up in this work. In this event, we will be encouraging participants to share their experiences, feeling and concerns.

The meeting will be conducted in English, supporting questions in both official languages.


Dr. Saleem Razack, Director of the SACE Office

Others (to be announced once confirmed)

To register please click here

If you have any questions, please contact:


Dr. Saleem Razack


Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement

Pascale Caidor, PhD

Diversity and Engagement Program Officer

Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement



July 2 2020